Ryan Mallett to start at QB for Texans-- Wed Sep 16 12:55 pm --
Texans bench starting QB after one game
Sources: Texans are poised to make a quarterback change. They are preparing to play with QB Ryan Mallett as their starter vs. the Panthers(Ian Rapoport)
FF Today's Take:Brian Hoyer looked shaky against the Chiefs in Week 1 throwing a bad interception and completing just 53 percent of his passes. Mallett has yet to prove he's a substantial upgrade over Hoyer but he'll get an opportunity to prove just that against the Panthers. Mallett is a QB2 against Carolina.
Texans name Brian Hoyer starting QB-- Mon Aug 24 8:30 am --
Wins camp battle with Ryan Mallett
The Texans have named Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback following a training camp competition with Ryan Mallett, according to sources with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly.(Houston Chronicle)
FF Today's Take:This move has little consequence for fantasy owners as both Hoyer and Mallett have gone largely undrafted in 12-team leagues. Both quarterbacks have been average this pre-season and it won't be a surprise if Mallett makes some starts during the course of the season.
Still no starter named between Hoyer and Mallett-- Sun Aug 23 10:08 am --
Houston QB competition in 'dead heat'
Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer each had a chance Saturday night to show he should be the Texans' starting quarterback. But after a less-than-thrilling exhibition against the Broncos, the competition to earn the job remains even.(Houston Chronicle)
FF Today's Take:There's only three weeks left before the start of the regular season, and the tie atop the quarterback depth chart is a major concern. Both QBs are flawed, and these competitions rarely end well. Neither may be a viable fantasy option except for the deepest of two-QB leagues, but the fantasy value of DeAndre Hopkins also hinges on the confidence and ability of the starter.